pointedness


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the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

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the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing

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while the finale does not lack a certain degree of flamboyant pointedness.
com)-- While there were no big 'gotcha' moments during the hearings, these offered instead were intelligent questions, a refusal to be snookered by witnesses, and a kind of understated pointedness that was more effective than a dozen angry diatribes; the commissioners may not have gotten all the answers they sought, but they were genuinely trying to get answers, instead of preening for the cameras; there was a seriousness of purpose about their effort that has been lacking in most of the hearings in Washington that have tackled the financial crisis.
27), then, has a pointedness to it: he is "full of woman" in that female power dominates him.
Some within species comparisons have reported wing length and/ or wing pointedness increase with migration distance (Perez-Tris and Telleria 2001, Fielder 2005, O'Hara et al.
The 29-year-old's letter has been circulated around the world, and branded "world's best passenger complaint letter" on account of its pointedness and humour.
Compelled by the exigencies of revelation and the pointedness of this objection, he searches for a metaphysical category beyond the pair of substance and accident.
eschewed epigrammatic pointedness when addressing the truths of her
The actual transcript of the Cannon speech, dated 28 July 1928, is in "CI Congress, 7-28-28--Comrade Cannon," Reel 6, Russian Center, PRL, and differs in the sharpness of its assault on the Lovestone leadership and in the pointedness of its conclusions, from the above published versions.
I personally think the pointedness of this letter is stronger,'' Ding said, citing the reference to Sino-Japanese relations.
Occasionally Mullen removes the blur of her nearly indeterminate linguistic instability in order to enhance the image of the volume's social and political pointedness.